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    How to Make Your Own Soap (Paperback)

    Sally Hornsey

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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
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    The Hand-Knitted Nursery (Paperback)

    Melanie Porter

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    With projects for both Baby's Room and Toddler's room, Melanie Porter's The Hand-Knitted Nursery provides you with 35 brilliant patterns to choose from to create a cosy and colourful nursery.

    The baby projects are inspired by vintage colour palettes and include clothes, toys, hats, booties and mittens, while the toddler ones have more contemporary designs. The patterns can cover baskets, hooks and coat hangers, as well as blankets, rugs and cushions.

    The techniques section covers the basics of knitting for beginners and acts as a helpful reference guide for those who are more experienced.
  • Hand-crafted Cards (Paperback)

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    Hand-crafted Cards (Paperback)

    Emma Hardy

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    This exciting and practical guide book teaches you how to make your very own pretty and unique greetings cards - suitable for every occasion. Each hand-crafted card comes with step-by-step instructions and photographs to ensure you master a variety of techniques and have a plentiful helping of gorgeous cards at the end of all the enjoyable projects. Fun, fast and effective, you can make scented lavender heart cards for Mother's Day, puppet cards for children's birthdays, pop-up cards and even a card that doubles up as a stylish and thoughtful photo frame! With ideas to make in bulk - perfect for Christmas time - and cards that include collaging, stamping, embossing, painting, using metallic lea and embroidery, this book will help you take up a new hobby and you'll be sure to enjoy saving money on buying expensive cards time and time again!
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    Who better than May Martin to show you how to sew! With 40 years' experience in teaching people how to sew and a doyenne of the Women's Institute, the Great British Sewing Bee star knows everything there is about this skilled craft and will be your perfect guide to starting sewing.

    Throughout the Sewing Bible, she gives readers all the information they need - from setting up your sewing space to providing a list of all the essential sewing equipment. She also offers step-by-step instructions for over 40 amazing sewing projects, ranging from womenswear, menswear and kidswear to home furnishings.

    As well as all this, there are top tips and advice on sewing techniques including hemming, overlocking, seams and fastenings. With May Martin's Sewing Bible, you'll be an expert sewer in no time!
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    An accompaniment to the hit BBC series presented by Claudia Winkleman and judged by Patrick Grant and May Martin, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe is a practical sewing book brimming with fantastic projects, including a core of wardrobe essentials including a pencil skirt, easy T-shirt top and a wrap dress.

    Menswear and retro garments are also included, as well as a fun selection of designs for babies and small children.

    Dress sizes range from 8 to 18 and the book is full of inspiring photography so you know exactly what you're looking for - and the included pattern pack, containing five full-size pattern sheets, makes creating your wardrobe even easier.
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    Love to Sew Pack - 2 Books (Collection)

    Christa Rolf/Salli-Ann Cook

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    Full of gorgeous, inspirational and creative ideas, this two-book Love to Sew set is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to sew!

    The Pincushions book offers easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions for a range of funny, quirky, whimsical and downright bizarre pincushions. By following these, you could be proudly displaying your pins in everything from a fried egg to a mini monster or even a voodoo doll - if you dare!

    Simple Patchwork Gifts offers stunningly simple projects that range from fashion accessories to table decorations, cosy quilts and many other gift ideas. Suitable for novices and experts, the book is packed with beautiful photographs of the completed projects too.

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    Knitting for the Absolute Beginner (Other)

    Alison Dupernex

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    Previously published as The Beginner's Guide to Knitting, this popular book has been given a completely new and updated look. The handy small size fits comfortably in a bag so you can practise your knitting on the go, and the wire-bound format means it lies open while you work, it also has a useful fold-out flap at the back that provides a quick and easy reference to all the abbreviations used in the patterns. All essential techniques are covered, including basic garter and stocking stitch, casting on and casting off, and increasing and decreasing, all clearly explained using step-by-step photographs and simple instructions. Each project has a timeless appeal that will delight new knitters, with ideas for children as well as adults. Within a few pages you will be knitting a fabulous stripy scarf, and by the end of the book you will be able to knit yourself a gorgeous cable-knit cardigan! Packed full of helpful tips, this is a must-have book for anyone who would love to knit but doesn't know how.
  • Sewing School Basics (Paperback)

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    Sewing School Basics (Paperback)

    Jane Bolsover

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    A complete sewing course for first-time sewers, or even an aid to the most accomplished stitcher, Sewing School Basics is packed full of useful tips to improve sewing technique.

    Beginning with useful information on what equipment to purchase, uses of common fabrics and how to use paper patterns. 12 workshops build on the most basic of hand-sewing techniques and, once mastered, advanced dressmaking skills are introduced in a step-by-step manner which reinforces the skills learned earlier in the book.

    From simple hand-embroidered cushions and throws to shirred sundresses and pleated skirts; and encouraging the development of embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking and curtain-making techniques; the book - including beautiful colour photographs and artworks - will give you all the skills you need.
  • Sew Quick, Sew Cute (Paperback)

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    Sew Quick, Sew Cute (Paperback)

    Fiona Goble

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    Sew Quick, Sew Cute offers plenty of projects that can be created in very little time - from just one hour through to a whole weekend!

    With step-by-step instructions, the projects are divided into home, personal and kids' categories and you'll soon be sewing everything from toys to totes and pillows to pincushions.

    A must for anyone new to the joys of sewing.
  • All Sewn Up (Hardback)

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    All Sewn Up (Hardback)

    Chloe Owens

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    Presented with a beautifully illustrated hardback cover, All Sewn Up is an absolute delight from start to finish. Bursting with 35 exquisite projects which use an array of sewing techniques including applique, embroidery and decorative stitches, the full-colour pictures and photos throughout mean following each step-by-step guide is easy and brilliantly enjoyable too. Featuring inspirational creations you can make for the home, children or as gifts, including oven mitts, coasters, baby bibs, pillows, doorstops, laptop covers, brooches and even a lampshade plus many other ideas, you can enjoy a journey like never before with your needle and thread. The vast array of activities mean you can find something to suit every taste and skill level too.
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    Little Quilts (Paperback)

    Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger

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    Doll-sized quilts can be completed quickly and inexpensively and even be made into cushion covers, runners or wall decorations. They can also be made as a trial or practice run for larger craft projects. Little Quilts from Sarah Fiekle and Amy Lobsiger features 15 projects for any quilter to complete.

    With step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for each project, you'll soon be making a number of striking designs - and learning new sewing techniques and design concepts at the same time. A brilliant book for anyone interested in starting quilting, and for those who have established their skills and now want to elaborate on them.
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    The Perfect Handmade Bag (Paperback)

    Clare Youngs

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    What better way to give old scraps of fabric a new lease of life than by transforming them into something perfectly practical and utterly unique? In today's environmentally conscious world, this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow book will guide you through how to reuse and recycle beautiful material that is just too good to throw away. With 35 fun and functional projects to make, all accompanied by step-by-step instructions and full-colour pictures, keen crafters will be creating wonderful bags, from totes to clutches, that can be used every day and everywhere. Tasks for all abilities mean you can find the ideal design to start on, and with the book's top tips, you'll improve your sewing techniques everyday and soon be creating gifts for everyone!
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    The Complete Book Of Origami Animals (Paperback)

    David Woodroffe

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    Those with a creative mindset will absolutely love learning how to create a number of animal models with this magnificent craft book. Using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, David Woodroffe's The Complete Book of Origami Animals provides you with step-by-step instructions to create polar bears, penguins and much more.

    With projects ranging from ones suitable for beginners to more advanced creatures that will take hours to get right, this book provides hours of fun for anyone with an interest in origami.
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    Stitch! - Cath Kidston (Paperback)

    Cath Kidston

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    From a unique designer whose gorgeous work has earned her an incredible reputation, Stitch! from Cath Kidston is sure to have her fans stocking up on tapestry yarns and embroidery silks! A beautifully presented paperback that includes over 20 charted designs and more than 40 finished projects, this practical and attractive guide is the ideal gift for avid cross-stitchers who will relish the challenge of injecting Cath’s distinctive style into heart-warming traditional crafts.

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    The Art of Drawing Set - 5 Books (Collection)

    Giovanni Civardi

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    Please note that these books feature imagery that some customers may find inappropriate.

    Giovanni Civardi has built an international reputation for his skills as an artist and a teacher and this 5-book collection demonstrates both, as he provides expert and easy-to-follow guides for drawing a range of subjects. Including Heads & Faces, Light & Shade, Understanding Perspective, Drawing Pets and Sketching People, each book focuses on key topics to help you achieve incredible results when putting pencil to paper. Featuring an array of sketches in contrasting styles, Civardi's pictures are accompanied by concise and clearly written text on the opening pages to show how to get started and choose your materials and also explains the art processes used and top tips for achieving optimum drawing results. A brilliant source of information for budding artists and those looking for more advanced techniques, you'll find plenty of inspiration in these five books.
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    A Short Book About Drawing (Hardback)

    Andrew Marr

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    Like millions of others, broadcaster, journalist and bestselling author Andrew Marr also draws. Since childhood he has enjoyed drawing and doodling with a pen or brush despite never having any lessons in the enthralling and evocative discipline.

    In this intriguing book, Marr explores the subject of drawing, asking why we do it? Does it have a point? And in what way, if any, can the activity be related to what we call 'art'?

    Considering the process of drawing as a means for making us happy too, Marr shares his previously unpublished artwork and looks at art as an expression of freedom and play, and how it fits into today's busy world.

    Fresh, engaging and absorbing, this a unique and accessible look at the popular subject for fans of Marr and keen sketchers too.
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    Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom (Paperback)

    Millie Marotta

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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring-in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • Knit Your Own Farm (Hardback)

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    Knit Your Own Farm (Hardback)

    Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne

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    Filled with a collection of patterns for recreating herds of your favourite farmyard animals, Knit Your Own Farm has something for everyone - from cows, bulls and horses to cute chicks, lambs and piglets.

    Surprisingly easy to make, in only a few evenings you could create yourself a loveable animal companion - such as a llama, foal, donkey or bull, perhaps - and as an added bonus: these farmyard friends won't make any mess or take up too much room!

    Beautifully photographed and providing stitch-by-stitch instructions for creating all of the farm animals you could ever hope to meet, Knit Your Own Farm will make a wonderful treat for both the keen knitter and animal enthusiast.
  • Paper Only (Paperback)

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    Paper Only (Paperback)

    Claire Heafford & Louise Hall

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    Jam-packed with 20 projects to help kick-start your creativity, Paper Only is a celebration of all things paper and how you can using the seemingly mundane - such as leftover wallpaper and junk mail - to create home-made delights to decorate your home and treat friends.

    From making simple gift tags and origami bows, to giant lilies and even setting up your own art studio, the book takes readers on a journey of artistic self-discovery with the help of stunning photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

    A wonderful hobby that is kind on the wallet - and equally rewarding to participate in -, follow the paper trail and begin your artistic adventure with Paper Only!
  • Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

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    Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

    Jane Bull

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    Craft expert Jane Bull is a real favourite with Book People customers, and in this book she has turned her attention to rag dolls!

    Among the 30 projects included are instructions for how to make your own crafty doll ballerina, party princess or even adorable tiny pocket dolls. Every classic doll pattern has a contemporary twist and an outfit that matches their hobby. There are also ideas for accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery.
  • Crochet Basics (Paperback)

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    Crochet Basics (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Learn how to make the most from your crochet equipment, yarns and more with Crochet Basics - an invaluable guide for those new to the joys of the wonderful art of crochet.

    A comprehensive guide that removes the mystery surrounding crochet for first-time stitchers, the book holds the hands of novices who are new to the nation's new favourite hobby as they begin to explore the complexities of crochet with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Starting with an essential overview of need-to-know techniques, the craft book will show readers how to stitch simple squares and have them creating their own garments in no time at all.

    There is also information on the basic crochet kit you will need, alongside advice on the best yarns to use and much more besides. The chapters eventually build into a complete, 20-workshop crochet course, with instructions on how to make everything from cushions, throws, stylish accessories, clothes and more...
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    Draw People in 15 Minutes (Paperback)

    Jake Spicer

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    Following the success of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, we're delighted to bring our budding artists Draw People in 15 Minutes - a how-to guide from Jake Spicer that will show you how to sketch people on the move or at rest!

    Taking you though every aspect of drawing people - from sketching out to drawing a model or even recreating a photograph - the book will show you how to create a full-length portrait in just 15 minutes. It also unveils all the secrets of making observational sketches on the move.

    With advice on how to deal with features, hair and clothing, the easy-to-follow guide also has tips on material to use and how you can draw hands, feet and fabric. A must-have for anyone who wants to hone their drawing skills - especially when it comes to people!
  • Fleece Fantastic (Paperback)

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    Fleece Fantastic (Paperback)

    Rachel Henderson

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    Packed with 35 cute and cosy, quick projects, Fleece Fantastic guides readers through the uses of this wonderfully versatile fabric to make beautiful fashion accessories - for adults and children - stunning home ware and toys for the little ones.

    Following the step-by-step instructions and clear photographs of each project, the designs are easy to make an lots of fun too. In the book, readers will find projects detailing how to create your own hats, gloves, scarves, bags and more; including cushions, throws, coaster and placemats.

    Ideal for beginners to crafting or for established stitchers who are yet to use fleece as a textile before, fans of the Great British Sewing Bee will love completing the patterns in this book!
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    From still life to portraits and using oils and acrylics, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!